Did Aaron Paul Get Airborne for 'Need for Speed' Stunts?

By DAVID WEINER

February 24, 2014

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul breaks from typecasting for high-octane thrills in Need for Speed, in theaters March 14, and he details why this role was a refreshing change from his signature role -- and how doing his own stunt driving was actually easier than he expected! Watch the video!

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"I was just so used to doing such heavy stuff over the past six years and I just wanted to do something that was lighter and just a lot of fun," explains Aaron, saying that he did most of his stunt driving, save for the over-the-top, airborne stunts: "It's honestly a lot easier than you would think."

Based on the hugely successful video game franchise, Need for Speed casts Aaron as Tobey Marshall, a blue-collar mechanic and muscle-car street racer who finds himself behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit. Two years later, Tobey is released and set on revenge, looking to enact his plan during the high-stakes De Leon, aka the Super Bowl of underground racing, complete with insane, super-charged cars and an intense gauntlet of cops in pursuit, not to mention a target on his back with a bounty on taking his car out of the race by any means necessary.

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Watch the video to see what co-stars Imogen Poots, Rami Malek, Ramon Rodriguez and Scott Mescudi thought of putting the pedal to the metal for the film -- and which one doesn't even own a license!

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